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What the Scottish papers say

The Herald says two senior officials with SPT, which is at the centre of an expenses row, have been paid almost £30,000 in travel claims for using their own cars.

The Scotsman reports that a leading Scottish academic has criticised the vast amount of funding consumed by university research that is "often of dubious worth".

According to the Press and Journal, firms in the north and north east could fold or be forced to cut jobs as they bear the brunt of shock new Scottish rates revaluations.

The Courier writes that an Asian tycoon who promised to donate more than £8m to help fund a new medical school at St Andrews University has failed to come up with a single penny towards its development.

The Scottish Sun says Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has insisted that scandal-hit Nicola Sturgeon must quit - in a stinging attack on YouTube.

The Daily Record writes about Cheryl Cole at the Brits.

The Scottish Daily Mail says six innocent Britons thrust into the centre of an international murder plot are in fear of their lives.

The Scottish Daily Express reports that the secret to why humans grow old has been discovered by scientists in Britain, paving the way towards radical new treatments for age-related diseases.

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